COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil Improvement Methods JS   420 8 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Instructors
Prof.Dr.HASAN ÇETİN1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To teach the Improvement/stabilization of weak soils, methods of improvement and control techniques of improvement.
Content
Introduction, compaction, consolidation, removing and backfilling, Injection, stone columns, thermal processes, stabilization with additives (limes, flying ash, tire-chips etc.), geosynthetics, control of soil improvment

Learning Outcomes
1) Gains the ability to stabilize/improve soils by means of different compaction techniques.
2) Gains the ability to improve soils by the consolidation technique
3) Gains the ability to improve soils by the Injection, stone columns, thermal processes techniques.
4) Gains the ability to control and stabilize soils by additives.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. Real
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Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards
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Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications. Uses the information technology effectively.
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Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results.
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Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups
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Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date
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Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language. Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously.
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Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications. Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. Ha
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction to soil types and improvment techniques Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
2 Compaction technics; vibro, dynamic, blasting Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
3 Compaction technics; vibro, dynamic, blasting Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
4 Removing weak soils and back fill Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
5 Acceleration of consolidation; pre-loading, sand drains, prefabricated vertical drains Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
6 Injection, stone columns Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
7 Thermal processes; stabilization in high temperatures, soil freezing Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
8 Mid-term Exam Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Testing
9 Stabilization with additives; mechanical stabilization Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
10 Cement stabilization, stabilization with lime Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
11 Bitumen stabilization, flying ash stabilization Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
12 Stabilization with used tire-chips (Experiment) Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
Lab / Workshop
13 Deep mixing method Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
14 Geosynthetics Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
15 Control of the soil improvment; Laboratory, field and geophysical methods Reading the related subjects in the suggested course book Lecture
16-17 Final Exam Studying the subjects covered up to the exam Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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